• Choreographer: Nacho Duato
  • Music: Claude Debussy
  • Costumes: Costume Design: Susan Unger
  • Lighting: Lighting Design: Nicholas Fishtel
  • Set Design: Walter Nobbe
  • PBT Performance Date: October 7-9, 2022

Program Notes

Magical in its strangeness, the ballet is a journey into the secret world of nature “where elves laugh and play in the spring.” According to the choreographer Nacho Duato, “duende” is the Spanish name for magical people. They are inhabitants of another world, friendly to humans, who can easily do headstands. They draw squares and triangles with their feet in the air, jump on each other’s shoulders, dissolve in the air, instantly disappearing from view. In this ballet, the audience is invited to surrender themselves to the fantasy world and be transported to a dimension where the ordinary laws of human life lose their power and significance. (Courtesy Mediart Produciones SL)

MUSIC DETAILS:  All music by Claude Debussyduato, all rights reserved.

Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp – 1st mvt: Pastorale and 3rd mvt: Fnale, Syrinx or Fute solo, Danse profane for Harp and String Orchestra.
Organization & Production: Carlos Iturrioz – Medis Prodcions SL (Spain).  © Nacho Duato, all rights reserved.